Renal Symposium 2022
Thursday, April 21

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting “RENAL SYMPOSIUM” focused on acute kidney injury, renal cystic disease and therapeutics development. An outstanding line up of leading experts will highlight most recent insight into mechanisms of renal injury and repair, causes of renal cystic disorders, and translation of innovative discoveries in these fields into development of novel therapeutic interventions. We invite you to join us for an exciting and interactive meeting.

This full-day symposium will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event will be also sponsored by the UAB-UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury, the UAB Nephrology Research and Training Center, and by grants from selected industry sponsors. There is no charge for attending the event.

Agenda 2022



Seminar Title

9:15 - 9:30 AM


Anupam Agarwal, M.D.
Director, Division of Nephrology
Executive Vice Dean, UAB School of Medicine

Brad Yoder, Ph.D.
Department of Cell, Deveopmental and Integrative Biology
UAB U54 Childhood Cystic Kidney Disease Core Center


 Session I:

 Advances in Cystic Kidney Disease


 9:30 - 10:00 AM

Dominic Norris, Ph.D.

MRC Clinical Research Centre Harwell Oxford
United Kingdom

The Polycystin-2 coiled-coil Functions in Polycystin-1 Maturation, Ciliary Localisation and Cyst Formation

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Prof. Dr. Dorien J.M. Peters

Department of Human Genetics
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands

Polycystic Kidney Disease - Molecular Mechanism and Therapy

10:30 - 10:45 AM



 10:45 - 11:15 AM

Prof. Dr. Michael Köttgen

Department of Medicine IV, Medical Center
University of Freiburg, Germany

Mechanical Regulation of Cell Shape by Polycystic Kidney Disease Gene Products

 Session II:

 Advances in Acute Kidney Injury


 11:15 - 11:45 AM

Brian Reeves, M.D.

Professor, Medicine/Nephrology
Chairman, Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center

Divalent Cations in the Pathophysiology of AKI

11:45 - 12:00 PM



12:00 - 1:00 PM

The 6th James A. Schafer Lectureship
Introduction - Anupam Agarwal, M.D.

Brad Yoder, Ph.D.

Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Cilia, Injury, and Promotion of Cystic Kidney Diseases

 1:00 - 1:30 PM



 1:30 - 2:00 PM

Erin Frazee Barreto, Pharm.D., R.PH.

Associate Professor
Mayo Clinic


Cystatin C to Improve Drug Dosing in the Hospital

 2:00 - 2:30 PM

David Sheikh-Hamad, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine


Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC): Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

 2:30 - 2:45 PM




Online registration deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Registration is required to receive the zoom link please use this link for registration.
Online Registration


Program Highlights

Theme Sessions:
I. Advances in Cystic Kidney Disease
9:30  11:15 AM

James A. Schafer Lectureship

12:00  – 1:00 PM

II. Advances in Acute Kidney Injury
11:15 AM – 2:30 PM

    Contact Information
Rene Eubank